Downtown Apartment Complex With No Parking Moves Forward

••• “Santa Barbara Design Panel OKs 36-Unit Carless Housing Project on Garden Street.” It’s the one at 425 Garden (between Gutierrez and Haley). —Noozhawk

••• An interesting post about the history of the Potter Hotel on the occasion of what would’ve been its 120th anniversary. —Edhat

••• The Independent profiles—in rather adulatory fashion—local author Kyle Seibel, “on the short list for the coveted 2023 Pushcart Prize, a literary bauble that honors the year’s best poetry, short fiction, and essays from the small presses,” for his new collection, Hey You Assholes!

••• Aga John rug store, on S. Hope just below State Street, appears to have finally closed, as signs have promised for years. —Edhat

••• “Santa Barbara-based nonprofit Los Padres ForestWatch has created an interactive map showing public access status for trails and roads across the county.” —KEYT

••• DignityMoves, the organization behind the tiny homes for the homeless on Santa Barbara Street, is opening a 94-unit facility in Santa Maria. But neighbors have concerns. —Noozhawk

••• The recent buyer of a $12.5 million beach house in “Santa Barbara County’s exclusive Carpinteria enclave” was Sprouts CEO Jack Sinclair. —Dirt


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(Homeless in SM) “Audience members suggested different sites away from their homes or businesses.” Literal NIBYs.